Fortress North America: The Drive towards Military and Security Integration and Its Impact on Canadian Democratic Sovereignty

Fortress North America: The Drive towards Military and Security Integration and Its Impact on Canadian Democratic Sovereignty

Written by: Steven Staples

Date: 30 April 2007

Key Findings:

  • Bilateral defence projects in North America have been dominated by a corporate agenda.
  • Deepening ties between Ottawa and Washington in the post-9/11 context presents challenges for Canadian sovereignty and public policy autonomy.
  • Canadians must confront the military-corporate lobby to ensure a revitalized democracy shaped by Canada’s citizenry rather than a determined elite.

Reference:

Staples, Steven. Fortress North America: The Drive towards Military and Security Integration and Its Impact on Canadian Democratic Sovereignty. In Whose Canada? Continental Integration, Fortress North America and the Corporate Agenda. Grinspun, R., Shamsie, Y., Eds.; McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal, 2007. Chapter 6.

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